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Strong Is

Strong Is

Ava Hollmann, Opinions Editor

November 26, 2018

A surge of excitement rushes through me as I scroll through the Instagram pages of professional steeplechasers Emma Coburn, Colleen Quigley, and Courtney Frerichs. Their posts, from their ab workout videos to their track victory pictures, inspire me to have a stronger physique and be better runner. Even...

High-School vs College

High-School vs College

Rebekah Sems, Feature Editor

November 26, 2018

With the leaves changing and cascading down to the ground, the campus of Mizzou is surrounded in a flurry of color. Kyrstin Pritchett, a sophomore at Mizzou, walks through the campus on her way to class. Pritchett graduated from Westminster in 2017 and now that she attends a large state-school, she finds...

Petke: A Family Man

Petke: A Family Man

Rebekah Sems, Feature Editor

November 5, 2018

As Westminster athletes sit cross-legged on the floor, ready for a talk about faith and how it relates to their sport, a small toddler squirms in between them, delighted by the attention. His smile lights up when he sees his dad walk into the room and he runs toward him. Dan Petke picks up his son and...

Hidden Under a Bushel?

Hidden Under a Bushel?

Ava Bidner, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018

“This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine, Let it shine, Let it shine, Let it shine.” These few simple lines have echoed in the ears of most Christian children in church, school, or at home at some point in their young lives. Sure, it’s a peppy song with an encouraging, hopeful message,...

Cuplifiting Coffee

Cuplifiting Coffee

Isabella Francois, Managing Editor in Chief

October 26, 2018

Rushing through the Grand Entry after a hectic morning, with an expensive Starbucks drink in hand, a Westminster student might glance forlornly at the spot where the former Pawprint Coffee stood last year, wondering if the coffee shop would return. Luckily for Westminster students, their favorite...

Is Juul Still Cuul?

Is Juul Still Cuul?

Ava Bidner, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018

Last April, with my eyes opened wide about the struggles of vaping, juuling, and substance abuse even at a Christian school like Westminster, I wrote a story about these issues and the effects they have left on our community. Five months later, I want to know what, if anything, has changed. In short,...

Jack and Diane

Jack and Diane

Rebekah Sems, Grace Skiljan, Staff Writers

October 3, 2018

As the festive colors of Christmas decorate the Westminster Arena, Lance Johnson, junior, and Emery Iven, junior, sit side by side performing for the Christmas Banquet attendees. The couple had performed together plenty of times before, and have become well-known as some of Westminster’s favorite performers. Beside...

“What’s in a last name?”

“What’s in a last name?”

Ava Hollman, Staff Writer

October 1, 2018

Flushed cheeks and eyes cast downward, Scout Fleming sits slightly uncomfortable in her seat at an authentic Chinese restaurant. Her caucasian parents sit on either side of her, while the curious eyes of the Chinese diners flit between the Chinese girl and her white parents. Like every visit to the restaurant,...

Chapel: Not a Routine

Chapel: Not a Routine

Isabella Francois, Managing Editor in Chief

September 24, 2018

Filing into chapel every Wednesday morning and singing worship songs may seem like a routine part of a Westminster student’s school week. However, for the members of the chapel band, worship is more than just a routine activity, but instead is a way for them to personally connect with God and show...

Hiking in the Holy Land: Making The Bible Actually Come to Life

Hiking in the Holy Land: Making The Bible Actually Come to Life

Ava BIdner, Staff Writer

September 11, 2018

As the cool water flowed over my head, turning my hair into a messy, golden mop and staining my clothes a dull shade of brown, nothing else in the world mattered. My head dipped back in the river, and along with the rush of water, a rush of adrenaline and faith overwhelmed me. My cousin lifted my head ou...

NYC Summer Seminar: A Redemptive Exploration

NYC Summer Seminar: A Redemptive Exploration

Ava Hollman, Staff Writer

August 30, 2018

The Big Apple. Known for its bustling crowd, busy tourist attractions, and bright lights, New York City is the metropolitan hub of America. The gem of this landmark, however, is the famous Broadway strip, lined with theatres and protruding with eye-catching advertisements to entice romantics and intelle...

South Dakota Wrap Up

South Dakota Wrap Up

Claire Sanden, Staff Writer

August 30, 2018

This summer, 26 rising seniors alongside 6 teachers went to South Dakota on a summer seminar. The students signed up for the trip back in the fall and had been looking forward to it all year. On June 8, the students arrived at school with all their clothes and all other supplies for the trip and ...

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